Far from Over (Vijay Iyer album)

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Far from Over
Vijay Iyer - Far from Over.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)
RecordedApril 2017
StudioAvatar Studios, New York
LabelECM ECM 2581
ProducerManfred Eicher
Vijay Iyer chronology
A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke
Far from Over

Far from Over is a studio album by American jazz musician Vijay Iyer. It was released in August 2017 under ECM Records.[1]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Guardian5/5 stars[4]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[5]
RTÉ.ie4/5 stars[6]
All About Jazz4.5/5 stars[9]
The Times4/5 stars[10]
Blurt Magazine4/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[12]

Far from Over was generally well-regarded by professional music critics upon release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 88, based on 5 reviews, indicating 'universal acclaim'.[2]

In his review for AllMusic, Matt Collar stated that "What's particularly engaging about Far from Over is Iyer and his band's sense of danger and risk-taking. Ultimately, it's that balance of harmonically adventurous exploration and no-holds-barred blowing that make Far from Over nothing short of thrilling."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Vijay Iyer.

2."Far from Over"6:15
4."End of the Tunnel"2:17
5."Down to the Wire"7:43
6."For Amiri Baraka"3:22
7."Into Action"5:00
9."Good on the Ground"6:32
Total length:57:49


Vijay Iyer Sextet

Technical personnel

  • Manfred Eicher – producer, mixing
  • James Farber – engineer, mixing
  • Nate Odden – assistant engineer


  1. ^ "ECM Records | Catalogue". ECM Records. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Far from Over by Viyay Iyer". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Far from Over - Vijay Iyer, Vijay Iyer Sextet | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Fordham, John (17 August 2017). "Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far from Over review – spine-tingling jazz for heart, head and feet". The Guardian. theguardian.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  5. ^ Larkin, Cormac (7 September 2017). "Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far from Over review". The Irish Times. rishtimes.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  6. ^ Kehoe, Paddy (2 September 2017). "Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over". RTE. rte.ie. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  7. ^ Layman, Will (24 August 2017). "Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over". PopMatters. popmatters.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  8. ^ Walls, Seth Colter (24 August 2017). "Vijay Iyer Sextet Far From Over". Pitchfork. pitchfork.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  9. ^ Ackermann, KArl (August 13, 2017). "Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over". All About Jazz. allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  10. ^ Pearson, Chris (1 September 2017). "Jazz: Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over". The Times. thetimes.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  11. ^ Toland, Michael (25 August 2017). "VIJAY IYER SEXTET – Far From Over". Blurt Magazine. blurtonline.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  12. ^ Shteamer, Hank (24 August 2017). "Review: Vijay Iyer Sextet's 'Far From Over' Is the Shape of Jazz to Come". Rolling Stone. rollingstone.com. Retrieved 6 June 2018.